[mythtv-users] MythTV shows pixilated, recorded shows look fine

Mike Chandler michaelachandler at cox.net
Wed Jan 31 02:40:35 UTC 2007

On Tuesday 30 January 2007 18:31, Tom Lichti wrote:
> Mike Chandler wrote:
> > Folks, first a big thanks to the developers, maintainers and experts on
> > this list.
> >
> > After (finally) figuring out how to get MySQL going, my MythTV is
> > working, and it's becoming apparent to me how powerful, flexible, and
> > cool this program really is!
> >
> > A couple remaining questions which I honestly can't find the answers for.
> >
> > Watching TV, the picture is sort of grainy and pixilated, whether using
> > OpenGL or QT. Changing any settings in the front-end setup does little,
> > if anything, but when watching a recorded show, the picture quality is
> > much better. I should point out that TV picture quality is very nice when
> > using KDETV, if that means anything...
> Are the recordings and livetv coming from the same capture card? If so,
> you probably just need to adjust the recording profiles. It's under
> Settings, TV Settings, Recording Profiles, there is a Live TV, High
> Quality, and Low Quality profile. Make the Live TV profile match the
> High Quality one, and you should be good to go. The settings do affect
> the size of the recorded file, so if you are tight on disk space, you
> may need to do some tweaking to find the right balance of quality over
> size.
> Tom
That was "IT", Tom, and many, many thanks to you!

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